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Claudio Rico


Claudio Rico is originally from Brazil, where he played professional soccer at the highest level. He also played in the U-System of some of the best clubs in the world including Club de Regattas Flamengo and Associacao Portuguesa de Desporto,. In the USA, Claudio Rico played at Lincoln Memorial University and served as team captain from 2005 to 2007. In addition to being named team captain, Claudio Rico was a four-year starter earning All-Conference honors, all tournament final four team, all SAC pre-season team and all SAC tournament team. Rico earned his degree Kinesiology/Physical Education with minor Athletic Coaching, and He will earn his master’s degree in Physical Education from Union College in May 2010.


Player Experience
§ Sao Jose Esporte Clube U- 15, Clube De Regatas Flamengo U- 17, Associacao Portuguesa de Desportos U- 18,
§ Associacao Portuguesa de Desportos Professional Player, Esporte Clube Lemense Professional Player, Jacarei Atletico Clube Professional Player
Coaching experience
§ Head Coach Olympic Development Program in KY
§ FC Alliance Coach U-12, U-13 and U14
§ Brazilian Coaching Certification
§ NSCAA Coaching Certification
§ Soccer coach Internship in Brazil summer 2008
§ Soccer Coach Internship in Europe summer 2009
§ Gulf South Conference Soccer Regular Season Champions (2004)
§ Gulf South Conference Soccer Tournament Champions (2005)
§ Appalachian Region Soccer Champions (2006)
§ Soccer Elite 8 Champions (2006)
§ Soccer Final Four Appearance (2006)
§ South Atlantic Conference Soccer Regular Season Champions (2007)
§ MVP 2005 Second team preseason south Atlantic Conference 2007
§ All South Atlantic Conference Tournament team 2007
§ All Final Four team 2007
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